General Operating Support Grants Will Be Available in 2024

In response to partners and grant applicants, New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation is shifting our responsive grantmaking from project related awards to general operating support. Beginning with the spring 2024 application cycle, opening on February 1, all applicants can apply for funding to be used to best support their organization. Grants will be limited to […]

Playing outside: The antidote to the metaverse?

By Shawne K. Wickham Sunday News Staff    Nov 7, 2023  // Andrew and Kathleen McRitchie of Merrimack play with their son, Callum, 2, at Roby Park in Nashua. The McRitchies make it a priority to get outside to play with Callum every day. DAVID LANE/UNION LEADE At Nashua’s Roby Park, Andrew McRitchie was pushing […]

The NH SNAP Outreach Plan: Breaking Barriers and Spreading Awareness

Access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is essential for individuals and families facing financial struggles and food insecurity. However, misinformation and lack of awareness about the program’s benefits often deter eligible individuals from applying. A new initiative, led by the New Hampshire Food Bank, addresses this issue by disseminating accurate information and providing […]

Tryba Joins Foundation as Finance & Administration Manager

Tracey Tryba has joined the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation as its Finance & Administration Manager. After graduating from Bentley University with an economics degree, Tracey has worked in a variety of business and financial management positions with increasing responsibilities in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. These positions include the executive director of humane […]

Outstanding psychologist recognized as a tireless advocate for children’s mental health

Dr. Cathleen “Cassie” Yackley of Bradford has been selected by the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation as the 2023 recipient of the Sandi Van Scoyoc Legacy Award. A psychologist, Dr. Yackley has been a champion for children’s mental health for decades. When she first moved to the New Hampshire she began practice in community mental […]

Foundation Launches Research and Community Impact Initiative

Following its board’s months-long strategic planning exercise last year, the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation is embarking on a new initiative to assemble and use data to advance the state of children’s health in New Hampshire. “The potential for this new body of work is exciting,” said foundation president Gail Garceau. “We anticipate the evidence-based […]

2022 annual report available

During the spring of 2022, the Foundation ‘s board participated in a multi-day strategic planning retreat and revised the Foundation’s mission statement, organizational vision, core beliefs, values and organizational goals. It continued its work through the fall with the creation of a new strategic plan. The Foundation’s aim with the new plan is to expand […]

NH Legislators to Make Important Decision on Medicaid Expansion

With the inception of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), states had the option to expand eligibility for the public Medicaid health insurance program that serves low-income individuals and families. The federal government would pay 90 percent of the expanded program costs. Individual states were to cover the rest. Medicaid “Expansion” was accomplished by raising […]